2021.1.25 8 - 10 pm
Online lecture on Zoom
By invitation only.
German Theatre Directing Creating
Who is it for?
Professional directors and actors who are
THEATRE HORIZON PRESENTS
During The Pandemic
- An Online Lecture
with Dominik Günther
During the covid-19 pandemic,
Theatre Horizon touched base with our
previous theatre masters from overseas
to see how they were doing. Young
German director, Dominik
Günther, was invited by Theatre
Horizon in 2018 to lead a workshop
called "Performing Brecht - A
Contemporary German Theatre Workshop."
His method of working with directors and
actors opened many eyes. In this online
lecture, Dominik will talk about his
production of The Good Man of Szechuan
while complying to the social-distancing
regulations. He will also share with us
how German theatre is coping with the
Dominik Günther, born in 1973 in Bonn, studied
social sciences and German studies with a focus on
theatre studies at the University of Bielefeld. He
founded the Neandertal Theater Hamburg and sings and
writes in the music cabaret group Nik Neandertal.
Since 2005 he works as a freelance director u. a. at
the Thalia Theater Hamburg, at the Deutsches Theater
Berlin, at the Theater Heidelberg, at the Theater
Junge Generation Dresden, at the Theater Bern, at
the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and at the
Theater Magdeburg. In 2008, his production "Hikikomori"
by Holger Schober at the Thalia Theater Hamburg was
nominated for the German theater prize "Der Faust".
In 2009 he won the Austrian Theater Prize "Stella"
and the "bestOFFstyria" special award of the jury in
Graz with his production "Clyde and Bonnie "by
Holger Schober. His work in Heidelberg entitled
"Spring Awakening" (Nuran David Calis / Frank
Wedekind) was invited to Leipzig in 2010 for the
17th workshop days of the children's and youth
theater and to the "Augenblick mal!" Festival in
Berlin. Since 2006 he is a lecturer for “Role and
Scene” at the Hamburg Actorsstudio Frese. On behalf
of the Goethe Institut at the Young State Theater
Vietnam in Hanoi in the summer of 2014, he staged
the Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
and in 2015 received a follow-up commission for the
realization of The Fisherman and His Wife in
cooperation with the Theater Junge Generation in
Dresden and the Young State Theater Hanoi.